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Iowa State Daily records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 22/6/0/1

Scope and Content

This collection (1890-2012) contains clippings, written histories, promotional materials, information on lawsuits brought against the Daily, and a sampling of original issues of the paper dating from the 1890s through the 1960s. These loose copies in no way constitute a complete set of the paper during this span, but serve as examples to illustrate how it changed over time.

Dates

  • 1890-2012, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

Iowa State University's student newspaper began publication on August 7, 1890, as the Iowa State Agricultural Student. This name would change several times over the ensuing decades becoming the Iowa State Student in 1896, the Iowa State Daily Student in 1938, and, finally, the Iowa State Daily in 1947. The physical size of the paper changed sizes over time as did the rate of publication. The original 1890 paper was tabloid sized and printed weekly. The paper was published daily starting in 1938, except for summer months when it was printed on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule.

For many years, the Iowa State Daily offices were in Hamilton Hall. In 2015, their offices moved to the Kingland Building in the Campustown area of Ames.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Abstract

Iowa State University's student newspaper began publication on August 7, 1890, as the Iowa State Agricultural Student. The name would eventually change to the Iowa State Daily in 1947. This collection contains clippings, written histories, promotional materials, information on lawsuits brought against the Daily, and a sampling of original issues of the paper dating from the 1890s through the 1960s.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:

Series 1, Iowa State Daily records, 1903-2012, undated (alphabetical)

Series 2, Original issues of the Iowa State Daily, 1890-1965 (chronological)

Items in related collections

RS 13/13. Iowa State University. Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication records

Title
RS 22/6/0/1. Iowa State Daily records, 1890-2012, undated
Date
March 1, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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